The Struggle

fitness, goals, puppy, training

Today was definitely a day I struggled. I had absolutely no motivation to do anything  especially run. For no good reason, I had no motivation. Thankfully I went and ran and felt better after. Once I got about a mile in, my motivation came in. I started getting into the run and then it was over. It seemed so short compared to Saturdays run.

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While my run went well and I keep running better, that’s not the best thing that happened. The greatest thing that happened was my fiance made his weight goal. I’m so proud of him and how far he’s come. He says it was me that got him there, but I don’t believe it. I believe it was all him.

The Long Run

fitness, goals, puppy, training

So today I managed to get my first long run in. I was completely terrified because I’ve never run that distance. It was something that I thought I would never do. The thought of running that far was intimidating. I mean running for an hour is over 6 miles and the most I’ve ever gone is 4. I thought I was crazy at that point. My fiance completely believed in me and cheered me on. It was awesome knowing that he believed in me and was willing to stay with me for the hour.

During the day my knee was giving me greif. It was having a dull pain. My fiance looked at it and thinks the ligament is strained. We ended up running inside because his pinched syatic nerve was acting up. I am so proud of him for pushing himself and going 20 minutes. In the middle of my run 2 elderly decided to come in. The lady was trying to use the bike but struggled. A lot. Apparently she just had knee surgery and the hospital bike was better. Her husband tried talking to me while I was running. All I could think was, hello I’m busy trying to not stop and focus on running.

Later that evening we went another walk with my puppy. She desperately needs to just run but she’s young and its been so hot that I just haven’t taken her. She can run quickly and would be great for running. However, I need to train her a little more to get her better at running with someone. Otherwise, she will just pull on the leash when something catches her attention. I decided on my rest days that I’ll go for an easy run with her to get her trained, so she’ll be ready for when I go for a real run.

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Putting that checkmark there was an awesome feeling.

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As you can see, this is why she has so much energy at night.

Hump Day/Pool Fun

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Today was just an easy run day so it wasn’t anything crazy. However, instead of stopping I just slowed down to a walk. It made me feel super slow, but it’s better than stopping. Only time I stopped was when some creeper child kept watching. I did prevent someone from working out in the gym when I was. I guess she couldn’t join me while I was running. That lady was the mom of the creeper child.

After I got off work my fiance and I went swimming. He’s always told me how much he doesn’t like being in the water. Today was a different story. I wasnt sure I’d get him out of it. It was so much fun.

Day 13

fitness, goals, training

Today was the furthest I’ve ever run in my life. It was ridiculous and I was pretty soon I was going die. Thankfully I didn’t. :p

My fiance was on there cheering me own. He did watch me basically panic because my body likes to shut down on me. We did come to the conclusion that I need to bring water with me. I was over heating, even though the gym was cold.

After my run I got in the pool and enjoyed cooling off. There were some annoying children but oh well.

Last Week’s Training

fitness, goals, training

Last week my training schedule got a little jacked up. In the beginning of the week it was messed up with the heat. It got warmer than expected so my run got moved. That was not the end of the world but it was just frustrating. Towards the end of the week, however, when I was supposed to be doing my long run I ended up getting stuck in work longer than planned on. Granted that shouldn’t be an excuse but it was not planned on and got my whole day messed up. I did still get in 3 runs which were all over 20 minutes long.

I am trying to eat better and hope that I lose more weight to get to my goal. My fiance thinks I am not eating enough, especially since starting to train for a half-marathon.